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Dairy Heifer Grand Champion is Corey Brown

Corey Brown, grandson of Alan and Avo Chester, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowCorey Brown, grandson of Alan and Avo Chester, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 24.

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Tully shows Grand Champion Steer

Jackson Tully, son of Chip and Laura Tully of Saltillo, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowJackson Tully, son of Chip and Laura Tully of Saltillo, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show

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“Plan while you can” urged for a safe Spring break

With many college students and young adults heading to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds them to make a sober ride part of their festivities.

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Majors, Hassell among Whitlock music scholars

Madeline Majors and Caleb Hassell, both of Franklin County, are among the 16 students awarded 2018 Betty Whitlock Scholarships from the Mount Vernon Music Association this month.

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Baird, Damron are Rotary Students for March

Brent Baird, Gracee DamronBrent Baird and Gracee Damron were named as the Rotary Students of the Month for March 2018 at Mount Vernon High School.

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Franklin County 4-H Horse project meeting set

Franklin County 4-H will have a 4-H Horse Project interest meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena on FM 115.

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UT at Tyler President’s lists announced for fall semester

Five local residents were among those earning academic honors through their studies at the University of Texas at Tyler for the 2017 fall semester.

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Kennedy completes basic training

Jakobi K. KennedyU.S. Airforce Airman Jakobi K. Kennedy, a 2016 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, completed his basic training for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Feb. 2, 2018.

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Franklin County 4-H is going to the dogs

Did you know that if you are at least eight years old and in the third grade through a senior in high school, have a dog, and want to learn more about how to care for and train your dog in things like obedience and agility, 4-H is for you?

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